Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nomo's Sushi Hits The Spot

First off, I just posted some revised want lists in my sidebar.  Check them out an let me know if you have anything for me.

I try to post every trade I make, big or small.  Every now and then I forget, or life gets too busy to do so in timely manner.  If I have traded with you and not posted it, I am sorry.

Well, it has been about a week since Mike over at Nomo's Sushi Platter and I completed this trade, and albeit a small one, I wanted to let everyone know that you need to trade with this guy!  Great communication and fast, fast, fast!  I sent him a Beltre from my prior post Do You Know Who These People are? and he hooked me up with Adam (not Pac Man) Jones and a few other tasty treats!

And in other news Matt over at Lifetime Topps Project had a great trade too.  Matt sent me Gypsy Queen mini's of Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Frank Robinson, a Red Back mini of Matusz, and a HR Heroes mini of Thome, all for just a handfull of Kimball Champions.  Couple that with a Howard from Ebay, and A Matusz and a Black Arieta from packs, and I am on m y way to some of my GQ mini team sets!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Do You Know Who These People Are? Volume 2

This is the second in a series of at least two posts where I pull out a bunch of cards of players that I either don't know or don't care about.  Most of them are scrubs to me, but to you they may be a card you might want.  If so let me know and we can work out an easy trade.

I still have a few trades pending from the last post, but I am always interested in more!

Top row is Brian Friday, Carlos Pegliero, and Boof Bosner.  Middle row is Henry Rodriguez, Tobi Stoner, and Andrew Bailey.  Bottom row is Conor Jackson,  Charles Thomas of the A's, and JD Drew.

Top row Ryan Grise-Mullen, Mario manningham, and Kenny Scott.  Middle row is Greg Olsen, Ronnie McGill, and Javon Ringer.  Bottom row is Micheael Okwo, Vincent Jackson, and Zach Miller.

Top row is Chris Henry/Paul Williams, Chris Henry, and  Randy Moss. Bottom row is Jordy Nelson, TJ Houshmandzadeh, and Garrett Wolfe.

 Top Row is Tadihito Iguchi, JR Towles, and Ryan Lipkin.  Middle row is Mitch Maier, Blake Wood, and Dexter Jackson.  The bottom row is Brian Leonard, Will Franklin, and Selvin Young.

Dexter Jackson, Bill Hall, Eric Hosmer, Luis Durange, and Claudio Vargas

If you like anything here, just leave a comment and we can get a trade done.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Whatcha Got For Me?

Hi everybody.  Two things.  First of all  tonight's win makes four in a row for my O's, that is a winning streak!  Streaks build confidence, and confidence leads to contention.  I know that they may not contend for the AL East this season, but good young pitching, competent managing, and a confident hitting has me optimistic!

The second thing is that I just uploaded a current list of some of the stars that I need for my team sets, you can find that list HERE in my Google Documents.

The list contains the following players:
Steve Carlton
Ryan Howard
Nick Markakis
Eddie Murray
Jim Palmer
Cal Ripken
Brian Roberts
Brooks Robinson
Frank Robinson
Jimmy Rollins
Mike Schmidt
Miguel Tejada
Chase Utley

If you have anything from my list let me know and we can try to work out a trade.  If you and I are already working on a trade we can make it bigger badder better!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ebay Delivery Today!

I have this bad habit of seeing an old inset card and deciding to collect the set of them.  The 2003 Fleer Fall Classics Pennant Aggression insert set is a prime example.  About 2 months ago, I was looking through some old cards and came across the single card from this set that I owned, Thurman Munson.  It is a well designed die-cut card which is serial numbered.  I added the 19 that I did not have to my list and fugured that it would sit there for years like half of the other stuff I put on my lists.

Well, last week I just happened to stumble on an auction for a lot of 12 of them with a few bonus cards (the auction only stated 1 additional card).  Since most of the card collecting world only cares about the hits from the newest product, I ended up getting it on the super cheap! $4.04 shipped, to be exact!  You can see the auction page here

So here they are (leaving me only 7 left to get):

These were the bonus cards (which has resulted in adding this set to my list):

Just for good measures, here are some doubles that it yielded, a Chippa, and a Teixera (all available for trade)

Just in case you have some spares lying around, here are the cards I still need:

2003 Fleer Fall Classics Pennant Aggression
1 Ty Cobb
5 Frankie Frisch
6 Pee Wee Reese
7 Yogi Berra
10 Frank Robinson
15 Catfish Hunter
20 George Brett

Sunday, May 22, 2011

O's Game Today! Little League Parade! Derek, Nick, Adam, Brian, and Vlad!!!

What a great time we had today!  Today's O's/Nats game was quite an event.  Today we were in the little league parade around the warning track of Camden Yards.  While waiting to enter the park for the parade, we were off to the side right next to the players parking lot...Oh, hey look there, its Derek Lee...who is that behind him??? Nick Markakis.  They were late for warmups, but did not seem to be in a hurry.  We were only about 20 feet from them, and they both waved to the kids.

Now they lead us into the service entrance of the yard.  My son's T-ball team was the first group to go, so we are at the front of the line.  I say we because I am a coach, and my wife is the team mom.  We are led to the garage door in right field, but not out into the park yet.  What a surreal view of the stadium!  There is Adam Jones playing long toss with another Oriole (Nolan Reimold, I think).  While we are waiting for the parade to start, out of one of the doors in the back comes the Oriole Bird.  Of course, I had to give him a high five.  After a few minutes of Hamming it up with the little leagues, he goes out onto the field.  All of the sudden, I look up, and here comes Adam Jones, gold chain and all, running into the service tunnel to high five some of the kids.  He is a class act, this was NOT the way into the clubhouse.  He shook my hand first!!!  I am so excited now, it is like I am a 36 year old 10 year old!!!  First Derek Lee and Nick Markakis, and now this!

We finally start the parade around the warning track, and there is Brian Matusz playing long toss.  I yell out "Hey kids, there is Brian Matusz!"  He turned around, and the poor guy looked so confused as to why there were all of these kids on the field.  I guess he didn't know about the parade, he probably could have been in it, he is not much older than the kids are!

This was probably my 5th or 6th time actually being on the field at Camden yards, but every time is as exciting as the first!

We finish our lap around the stadium and they lead us back into the service tunnel under the ball park.  As we are walking back up the ramp to the outside of the stadium, a big dude is coming down it is street clothes...It was Vlad, the big man himself!  I said "Hey man!" and he greeted me right back.  He actually cam in the service entrance instead of the players entrance just so the kids could all see him.  Don't tell Showalter, but Vlad was hella late getting to the park!  Vlad also went on to hit the 2-run shot that gave the O's the win!

A few college buddies met up with us at the game, Mike, Matt, and Matt's "Lady Friend" Sydney.  And my buddy from work Brad and his fiance Crystal came too.  We all sat together and had a great time!  My son had an absolute blast too, which means everything to me.

I really felt like a kid again today, more so than I have at a ball game in a long long time.  I hate that they are not contenders, but I love my O's!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yet Another Sweet Trade!!

I am here to report exactly what the title of this post says...yet another sweet trade!  This time I go together with Dave from and we pulled the trigger in just a few days on a trade that made us both happy.  I sent him a couple Twins auto's (of players that meant nothing to me, but something to a Twins fan) and about 35 or so cards from his want list. and he hooked me up with some '71 Phillies, some Gypsy Queen O's and Phillies that I needed for my team sets, and my very first (second) Topps silk cards, a 2010 Corey Patterson (a year ago I traded/bought-can't remember a Cole Hamels, but that was a gift for my father)

So with no more delay, here is what has me so happy!  Thank you, sir!

One last thing...Mark Reynolds is garbage...worst acquisition for the O's since Glen Davis!...but I still needed him for the team set...but he is still garbage...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I Need Your Gypsy Queen Mini's!!!

Hey there sports fans.  I have decided to take on the (stupid) task of collecting the mini, red back mini, sepia min, and black mini's of the Orioles and Phillies.  Please let me know what you have and are willing to trade.

I am also looking for the regular minis of the Home Run Heroes and The Great let me know if you have any of these to trade as well.

I will trade base cards and inserts/paralells/#'d cards for these, but not g/u or autos.

Lets trade!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Kid's First Hit, Mail, And A Mega Trade!

Hey there sports fans, I have a few new additions from Ebay and a huge trade to show you.  But first of all here is my 6 year old son's first ever hit.  He got it out of a pack of WWE cards I bought him at Kmart

Randy Orton is one of his favorites, so he was pretty happy about this.  If you have any WWE relic cards you want to trade let me know, If it is a superstar my son likes, we can work a trade.

These two came in the mail fro Ebay recently:

A few weeks back, 'Joe from the D' shot me an email that he might have a few cards from my list.  Well, after a bit of back and forth emails and card pulling, I got a huge package with a ton of cards from Joe.  This includes a giant pile of cards from my set and team set lists, a giant pile of inserts and parallels, and some a few other sweet cards...feast your eyes on some of the highlights of what Joe sent.

The Ray Rice card is totally the cherry on top, a patch/auto #'/10

I have a package ready to go out to Joe, and I will be on the look out for more to send him beyond that as well.  Joe from the cam e strong!  Thanks for a great trade, your cards will be in the mail shortly.